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, right now? our own peter barnes asked fed chief ben bernanke today and he sort of made aoke of the whole thing. >> i know how it happens. it sort of happens over a nice meal at a french restaurant and -- [laughter] there is a discussion of the data and everybody says, what do you think? yeah, okay. melissa: that is his explanation for how the official committee decide whether or not we're in a recession. he didn't really answer the question it turns out. we get one piece of good news like the manufacturing expanding for the first time in four months. we still have a laundry list of bad numbers. unemployment still above 8%. second quarter gdp revised to near stagnant 1.3% growth. durable goodsorders falling 13% in august. the chicago business barometer showing the first contraction in business activity in three years. so what is the truth? why don't we have someone actually willing to answer the question. ihf chief economist. nariman behravesh. thanks for joining us. what do you think of ben bernanke sort of joking about the question? i understand he was trying to lighten up what might be
possible reason, ben bernanke. the fed chairman defended his money printing ways today but he also said congress must do more to ss ace the recovery. >>> american express will pay more than $112 million. regulators allege that amex misled customers about debt collected, discriminated against certain card applicants and charged improper late fees. are we in a recession right here, right now? our own peter barnes asked fed chief ben bernanke today and he sort of made a joke of the whole thing. >> i know how it happens. it sort of happens over a nice meal at a french restaurant and -- [laughter] there is a discussion of the data and everybody says, what do you think? yeah, okay. melissa: that is his explanation for how the official committee decide whether or not we're in a recession. he didn't really answer the question it turns out. we get one piece of good news like the manufacturing expanding for the first time in four months. we still have a laundry list of bad numbers. unemployment still above 8%. second quarter gdp revised to near stagnant 1.3% growth. durable goods orders falling 1
it begs a question, how much trouble are we in? shortly ben bernanke would not have taken this extraordinary and unprecedented step of monetary easing -- >> before the election. lou: before the election if he did not think that he was anticipating a reality that has not presented itself yet. >> and that was a problem with the comment today from the fed had his beaucoup said, i don't think it's going to work. his boss, ben bernanke, saying, things are really ugly. i have the numbers. i think that probably we should do something now because it is serious. lou: always put that away. whether it is serious the fact of the matter is this housing market looks like it is offering some support. but when you look at the broader , macro economic reality you have to question even whether this is an illusion. i think -- >> it is not inconsistent to look at the housing market. going down so low for so long with interest rates so low. people have to live somewhere. iran has moved up. housing may have bottomed out. it does not mean we will have a bull market in housing. having said that,
in september for the first time in 4 months. but construct went down. and federal reserve chairman ben bernanke defended fed's policies for the first time since launching qe3, saying that fed needs to drive down borrowing costs because the economy is not growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment. surely there is a left in which employment can be created. >> there will belay offs at lockheed-martin in the beginning of the year, but they will not warn the employees of impeding li offs as it is legally retired to today, obama labor department told lockheed they do not need to abide by the law. telling lockheed it will cover potential legal costs if they incur any benpality, obama administration. clearly does not want those layoff notices delivered just days before the election. >> president obama downplaying expectations for wednesday's debate. saying he is an okay debater, according to a new washington post abc news poll, 55 percent of likely voters think that president will win this first debate, and 41% think that romney will win. joining me now, ed klein, author of "new york times" best
chair ben bernanke announced qb three. overseas, spain announcing its budget for next year. you have to love that. a draft budget. the spaniards are not happy about it all. it took to the streets again today, third day in a row if you are counting the austerity watch. the country must convince europe and the world that it can effectively deal with its debt crisis. the market moving higher today on speculation as well that the central bank of china may move to stimulate the world's second-largest economy, which is dragging along at an estimated, at best, 4-5% growth rate. in economic news we told you earlier that gdp in durable goods fell, but weekly jobless claims surprised some by falling 26,000 last week to 359,000, the lowest level in just about two months. contracts to buy previously owned homes fell over two and a half percent in august, but still above last year. joining me now, the chairman and ceo of bedford oak advisers. great to have you here. 13% plunge in durable goods orders. two percentage. existing home sales. and the market is in love. what's going on? >> he predicted
ben bernanke said the fed's latest stim tim was motivated by the need to get more americans back to work. we'll get a look at who is hiring right now. cheril casonny is back. >> good morning. and we want to start with medifad. and jenny craig are growing and hiring and so it is a great way to work out and get a job and help people out at the same time. 150 jobs by the end of the year. production and distribution and work in call center and many don't want to go to the centers ceo of the company was on my fox business show and asked him where the growth is coming from. >> we are coming out with 11 new products over the last few months and more in november. we have send great success and growing at over 20 percent. our growth rate is high. >> he had a lot of -- he took over his brother's position in the company. >> bj restaurant. >> from dieting to now food. burger frys and shakes. they are hiring and 123 casual dining restaurants 2400 to 3200 austin and veg and college station and hoim. aggies and voted best place to work. benefits. full-time and hourly employees are eligible for
all week. fed chair ben bernanke's latest take on the economy will also get a lot of attention when minutes from the federal reserve's latest policy meeting are released. september auto sales are also on tap. some experts predict sales are up nearly 11% over last year. >>> meanwhile, according to aaa, the price of regular gas is down about five cents in the past week to an average $3.81 a gallon. >>> overseas this morning, uncertainty about spain's bailout weighed down asian stocks. thousands filled spain's capital this weekend to protest sweeping budget cuts and austerity measures included in a 2013 draft budget. >>> elsewhere, on the heels of apple's flawed debut of its new mapping app, nokia and oracle customers will have access to nokia's data and location services. >> hewlett-packard is set to roll out a new tablet device today that will work with microsoft's new windows 8 operating system. the elite pad 900 comes at a time when, according to new research, half of all adult americans now own either a tablet computer or a smart phone. >>> and finally, who says that crime doesn't
for behind the scenes piece. it was how ben bernanke worked and got qe3. >> it brings the consensus. >>> next at the brink, we're taking a deep dive into the escalating turmoil across the middle east. "the daily rundown" will be back in 30 seconds. >>> new violence and turmoil across the middle east and afghanistan is putting the u.s. on edge. deep dive is about the renewed focus on the region that is at the brink. from israel and iran to libya and syria. situations are deteriorating in some places with alarming speed. in afghanistan, attacks by the taliban and afghan security are forcing the u.s. to rethink its commitment to america's longest war. a string of suicide attacks in iraq show a country still racked with sectarian violence nine months after america's exit there. in libya, of course, the u.s. is grappling with questions about security lapses in the wake of the murders of the ambassador. >>> they battle bashar al assad's regime. your all of it is the escalating confrontation between israel and iran which has become the flash point. mitt romney warning, quote, if the middle east desc
ben bernanke is pushing for higher inflation. is his real inflation target not 2%, but like 4%, 5%? if he could wave a magic wand, would he do that? >> they could have a secret vote. it would be in excess of three, for sure at least in the near term. the fed told us they would do whatever it takes to get what they want. they haven't exactly told us what they do or what they want. >> all right. what they want is a lower unemployment rate, isn't that fair? >> right. but they have lower unemployment in the price stability. what's going to happen is you're going to get fomc participants litigating the issue in public. like charlie plaszer yesterday talking about how policy won't be effective and charlie evans today talking about -- >> but they always do that. bernanke, that board is all obama appointees. and it's the liberal left keynesian board. it's an inflationist board. you as great economist and forecaster, right now the inflation numbers, they don't look scary at all. cpi, so forth, commodity prices, none of that stuff is booming. what do you think is the earliest time? a year f
chairman ben bernanke defended a controversy program to buy up $40 billion in mortgage debt every month until employment improves. the slowing economic recovery forced the feds to resort to such unusual measures after lowering interest rates to next to nothing failed to turn things around. critics of the plan say it could lead to inflation in the future. an amtrak train has derailed in central california after officials say a big rig truck slammed right into it just south of fresno. as many as 40 people reported hurt in the crash. when several cars jumped the tracks. trace gallagher in our west coast news hub now. trace, exactly how did this happen. >> well, the train was heading south from oakland to bakersfield. it crashed in a town called hanford which is 30 miles outside fresno it appears that a truck carrying a cotton by product actually blue through the signal and crashed into the train. it looks like three of the five railcars are off the track. you can see two of them there at a 45-degree angle. the people inside were tossed about. 169 on board. 40 injured. at last check 17 were
the market heads south. but ben bernanke is propping it up. martha: we have a jam packed show for you today. both candidates are hunkered down getting ready for wednesday night's debate in denver. new numbers show how many voters could still be persuaded. bill: disturbing details in fallout from operation fast & furious. new records of dozens of weapons linked to murders and weapons and cartel hitmen. now there are questions about the fate of attorney general eric holder in all of this. >> they don't see the victims. 60,000 people have been killed. and they have been indifferent to the sufferings of the people. . but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. martha: former california governor schwarz * spilling details about his marriage with maria shriver. he recounted in painful detail how he broke the news to his chil
of economically growth in washington right now? ben bernanke trying to create the wealth effect. everybody feels more wealthy because the asset prices are going up, that helps the economy come around. by the same token if you look to the democratic side of things, if you look at the other guys, now we have to expand government and that will get the economy turning. i found that odd both of those are being played together at the exact same time right now. stuart: see you again soon. according to new polls for president obama has a big lead in the female vote over mitt romney. in ohio the president leads romney 60-35 among women. now obama deputy campaign manager says women don't care about the president's record. listen to this. >> they're not really concerned about what is happening over the last four years. stuart: congresswoman joins us now. it is very hard to get around or explain the enormous lead president obama seems to have among women voters. i put it to you they're going to be president because they're getting bought on that issue. tell me i am wrong. >> i do think you're a little bit w
of monetary policy. ben bernanke has said that we have an unemployment rate that is way too high. he has proposed a way that he thinks would address that. do you think he is doing a good job and that this latest thing is in support of this economic growth and demand? >> they have better economic performance than this for monetary is criticized. there's a strong thought in this country that people on campaigns or associated with the executive branch do not comment on specific monetary actions of the fed. this is so important to the economic health of this country. i would say that nothing it has been helpful at all for the professional republicans. i think this is bad for the short term. >> i think there is a difference between politicizing in having an honest policy debate. i think the federal reserve's actions, and i have known that bernanke for a long time, i understand where he is coming from. i think that the fed's policy actions have exposed as to very little upside. i think it is absolutely almost patriotic to have a policy debate about whether it is a good idea to do what he is do
] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] ♪ >> gretchen: ben bernanke said last week the fed's decision to increase cash flow was motivated by the need to get more americans back to work. fox friends friends is doing our part. cheryl here with the companies hiring right now. we start with medifac. >> good morning. we as a nation, unfortunately, are getting heavier, obesity, orproblem in this country. there are a lot of companies that are benefitting from this. this is one of them. they are not only increasing their distribution operations, those that want to do the system at home can do it, but the centers. you can walk in, get that health care professional 150 jobs by the end of the year. i had the ceo on my show and i asked him kind of why the opportunity here and why he's growing. shear what he told me. >> we're coming out with a lot of new products. we've come out with 11 new products over the last three months. we're coming out with more in november. we've seen great success and we've been growing at over 20%. so our growth rate is high. >> all these names are growing whether it's
. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke speaks today. the critical september jobs report is friday. and there's plenty of news in between like auto sales, jobless claims and a presidential debate. u.s. stock futures signal a higher start to a brand-new quarter that begins today. individual investors may have missed this strong quarter for stocks. retail investors have been pulling money out of stocks for months. but stocks have been rising. the dow, the s&p 500, the nasdaq, all posted strong gains over the past three months. the nasdaq is up nearly 18% for the year now. more signs of weakness in the global economy. new data overnight from china show its factory sector slowed last month, and a report from hsbc says new export orders declined last month with the sharpest rate in 3 1/2 years. soledad, china has fashioned itself into the factory for the world. when china's manufacturing slows, everyone worries. >> all right, christine, thank you for the upset. >>> it's what everybody's talking about this morning, arnold schwarzenegger says that his life were a movie, nobody would belie
, the person who coined the term looks like it was ben bernanke, federal reserve chairman. he used the term earlier this year. so also at the same time, we've got health reform coming in with new levies on investment. >> gretchen: new taxes? that would be coming at the same time. this is up to congress or the president? who needs to do something? >> here is the issue, depends on who wins and how the lay of the land will g depending on who wins the election. if the president wins reelection, you'll possibly see gridlock. now the talk is to just let them expire temporarily and then do a quick fix for everybody but the upper bracket, so that way you could say look, we passed a tax cut and we did raise taxes on the upper bracket. if mitt romney, then he'll probably say i need time to fashion a budget. i'll have to do this in 2013. there may be delay. in that case, in either scenario, the u.s. congress would say to the irs look, adjust the tax withholding tables and so until we deal with this. so it's not an open and shut case. everybody will see their tax rates go up or tax go up january 1. the
there and ben bernanke held a news conference saying they're going to go through another round of quantitative easing, printing money. the message to donors was this -- the "barack obama is at it again, spending your tax dollars per "two things about that -- the fed is reducing the deficit and making huge profits returning record amounts of money to the treasury as a result of all their previous quantitative easing. so the opposite of spending your tax dollars is true. and of course the fed is legally independent and run by guy appointed by george w. bush. so this was so completely over the top that we decided we have to do a piece on that particular e-mail. pretty much these messages to true believers exceed what we have already defunct. >> we are out of time. thank you for your attention. we appreciate your questions. [applause] >> coming at 4:30, we will be live at the un for a speech from the president of libya. he will be speaking before the general assembly gathered this week. coverage starting at 4:30 eastern. we will have that live on c- span. before that, earlier today, israeli prime
is benefitting our economy more broadly. >> that was chairman of the federal reserve ben bernanke yesterday discussing the fed's impact on the recovery of the housing market. and joining us now, co-host of cnbc's squawk on the street david faber, and doug lebda. good to have you both onboard this morning. it seems to me housing always seems like a separate issue that maybe didn't get talked about as much. is that retrospectively incorrect? because it does seem so fundamental, david. >> it's fundamental in the economy in many ways. certainly helped us during the boom period in housing that we saw adding to gdp, construction, and so many other things. people refinancing their homes. it hasn't been discussed that much, you're right, particularly given that the president seems to have backed off a bit, perhaps, on a number of plans that would've relieved people from mortgages that they otherwise are not in a great position to pay but there was a lot of political opposition to that. but housing is starting to come back. we are starting to see real signs of not just stabilization but even perhaps
immediately we will not have an economy by monday. >> this is ben bernanke the chairman of the federal reserve. and this is a friday you were saying? >> a thursday night. >> and he's saying if you didn't take emergency action. >> we would not have an economy by monday. >> what does that mean? >> it's a horrible prospect. it means everything would disintegrate in terms of financial transactions and the rest. we went out and said time is of the essence regardless of the fact there was a presidential election seven weeks away. this happened on the president's watch. he was suggesting a solution. i said we must work together in a bipartisan way to get this done. but the fact is is that they knew, they were withholding the information from congress because they were hoping to get to the election, in my view. but the fact is four years ago the end of september if we didn't act immediately, we would not have an economy by monday. that would have been a disaster for our country. so while we want to do more to help individual families and the republicans instructed that in the last two years, the fact
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